Raiwaqa starts competition

Raiwaqa starts competition

RAIWAQA Basketball started their super league at its famous Eds court in Raiwaqa yesterday.

Big guns like Boston, Mighty Mights and Veterans were part of the opening round of league.

However, Mighty Mights had a slow start to its 2013 campaign with a 16-22 loss to Golden Bati in one of the upsets of round one.

Boston Reds were in flying colours following a 10 baskets victory over Bryce 37-27.

Raiwaqa basketball official Peniasi Kainamoli "It was a good start to the super league, we had some good games and slowly we will build the momentum as the league will progress," he said.

In the women's division, Redz thumped Golden Bati 58-6 while Mystics edged Westy Stripe 23-19. Kainamoli said the Redz team was laced with national basketball under-19 reps that recently returned from the Oceania Youth Basketball Championship in Australia late last year.

"The women's competition started well too. The Redz played well with the junior national reps in their team. I believe speed and skills was essential in their win against Golden Bati," Kainamoli said.

Kainamoli's two daughters Tiana and Donnis Kainamoli played a huge role for the Redz triumph.

Results: Mighty Mights 16 Golden Bati 22 (M), Mystics 23 Westy Stripe19 (W), Redz 58 Golden Bati 6 (W), Boston (Red) 37 Bryce 27 (M), USP 37 Veterans 43 (M), Chosen 38 Lady Birds 34 (W), Saints Sparks WBD (W)


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2014 National U19 Trials

Basketball Fiji will be holding the U19 central trials for both women and men this Saturday 5th July 2014. Trials will be from 8am-11am at the FMF Gym (Old Gym). Please come dressed ready in your basketball attire, bring your water bottles, a dry towel, and a spare change of clothes. The Western U19 trials will be held at Waiyavi Courts on Saturday 12th July 2014 from 9am-12pm.

The trials is open to anyone born on or after 1st January 1996.

Those selected in the final team will represent Fiji for the FIBA U19 Oceania Championship held in Suva from December 1st - December 8th, 2014.

For more information please contact Valerie Nainima on 3317213 or vnainima@yahoo.com








Notice Board

Basketball Fiji in partnership with FIBA Oceania is looking to hold a National 3x3 Championship in August. In preparation, 3x3 competitions will be run in Raiwaqa Basketball Association, Suva Basketball Association, Lautoka Basketball Association and Nadi Basketball Association. Contact your association for more information if interested.

Raiwaqa Basketball Association will have an Inter-Lane Tournament from 21th June  to 26th  July, 2014 and all interested teams are to contact Saula Koroi – 9097892 or Peniasi Kainamoli  - 9991811


Basketball Fiji AGM will be held on the 4th July 2014

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